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NC Native Plant Society:
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Mimulus ringens var. ringens

Allegheny Monkey-flower

Scientific Name:

Mimulus ringens var. ringens

Genus:

Mimulus

Species Epithet:

ringens

Common Name:

Allegheny Monkey-flower

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Phrymaceae (Lopseed Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Purple, Violet

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Marshes, bogs, wet meadows, bottomlands. Common throughout the mountains, and essentially throughout the Piedmont, though scarce in the southeastern portions (where locally absent), and possibly absent in the far northeastern counties. Ranges into the Coastal Plain only at a few isolated sites in the eastern portions.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure, S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

The flowers are on long pedicels as verses in the similar species M. alatus where the flowers are sessile.

Macon County, NC

The Scientific Name is Mimulus ringens var. ringens. You will likely hear them called Allegheny Monkey-flower. This picture shows the The flowers are on long pedicels as verses in the similar species M. alatus where the flowers are sessile. of Mimulus ringens var. ringens

Bettina Darveaux

Close-up of flower showing the lower lip which has some yellow in the throat

Jackson County, NC

The Scientific Name is Mimulus ringens var. ringens. You will likely hear them called Allegheny Monkey-flower. This picture shows the Close-up of flower showing the lower lip which has some yellow in the throat of Mimulus ringens var. ringens

Bettina Darveaux

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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